How Imperva Cloud WAF Protects Your Web Applications from Cyber Threats
17 February 2023

In today’s digital age, web applications have become a critical component for many medium and large organisations. These organisations rely on their web applications to generate revenue, establish a brand image, and foster customer relationships. Unfortunately, web applications are also vulnerable to a wide range of cyber threats as cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to exploit an organisation’s digital presence to gain access to valuable corporate data. This is where Imperva Cloud WAF comes in.

Imperva Cloud WAF is the leading web application security firewall in the industry, providing enterprise-class protection against the most sophisticated security threats. It doesn’t matter if your websites and applications are hosted in the public cloud or on-premises, Cloud WAF ensures that your critical assets are always protected against any type of application layer hacking attempt.

One of the most impressive features of Cloud WAF is that it’s part of an integrated, defense in depth suite of application security and delivery services. This suite includes CDN, DDoS Protection, Advanced Bot Protection, API Security, and Load Balancing, all available at every single one of Imperva’s global points of presence. The components share intelligence, allowing security and delivery logic to be applied right from the edge as soon as the request hits the network. The solution even integrates with leading SIEMs and uses AI to distill thousands of Cloud WAF events into distinct narratives, improving SOC efficiency and reducing risk.

Cloud WAF provides always-on protection against a wide range of web threats. An advanced identification engine profiles all incoming traffic at the edge in real time, accurately distinguishing between legitimate and malicious clients long before they reach a web application. This automated security process not only increases web security, but also reduces web-server utilisation, bandwidth consumption, and reliance on in-house security experts. Imperva Cloud WAF customers can deploy in blocking mode out of the box, as the solution allows legitimate traffic through with near-zero false positives.

Cloud WAF also goes beyond OWASP Top 10 protection, safeguarding against cross-site scripting, illegal resource access, and remote file inclusion. The solution works in conjunction with the Imperva Application Security solution stack, utilising the different mitigation capabilities that different attacks require. Whether it’s a DDoS attack or a bot utilising a SQL injection to attack your API, Cloud WAF has got you covered.

Finally, the team at Imperva Research Labs actively discovers emerging threats to provide up-to-date security protection in today’s fast-changing attack landscape. Security experts monitor external sources like new vulnerability disclosures and help reduce the risk of third-party code. The team analyses all traffic going through Imperva via crowdsourced intelligence, automatically vetting and propagating new mitigation rules to all customers. New security signatures that defend against recently discovered threats are added daily.

Ultimately, Imperva Cloud WAF offers comprehensive protection for your web applications, with the flexibility to scale for users around the world. Its always-on protection, beyond OWASP Top 10 protection, and integration with SIEMs and AI make it an ideal solution for major organisations looking to safeguard their critical assets against cyber threats.

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